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Sales is Sales is Sales is Sales is Sales

Sales. It is not marketing. It is not branding. It is not social media. Sales is what happens when you do those things effectively but in all honesty you can sell even if you do none of the above. Is it more difficult? Most definitely? Is it possible? Once again, most definitely. The best strategy […]

5 Top Tips to STAY VISIBLE and Sell More

Wanna stay visible and not spend a boatload of money? Here’s how: 1. Content is king but not BS content or boring content or content that always brags about “you.” Content that educates, informs and engages all of the senses works best. 2. Pick up the freakin’ phone and make a call! Not a text, […]

Why Selling Isn’t Different During Covid19

Selling now, selling then and really, it’s not all that different. The pandemic is different. It sucks. No more wasted space on that. But selling. Didn’t we always: Create solutions that could help our clients derive value, benefits and improvements. Provide creative ways to execute solutions in such a way that our clients could “afford” […]

Let’s Hear It For Routines

Let’s hear it for routines. I tend to get up each morning at the same time as I did pre-Q, read the paper, have my first cup of coffee, down that lemon water, shower and and get dressed. It’s all pretty quick and I do it early. Then I get down to business. Here’s my […]

How to “Close”​ the “Networking Loop”​ and Get Better Results

For anyone in sales, being savvy at networking isn’t just a good skill to have, it’s necessary for long-term success. Networking is an important part of building relationships with clients, vendors, and even your competitors. The reality is that people choose to refer business to and do business with those they already know and trust. […]

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3 “No BS”​ Ways to Increase Business Right Now

Is your business doing well? Regardless if you feel that you or thriving, or merely, surviving, here are three tips to help you build the business right now: 1)   Be flexible, creative and make an offer that people WANT. Don’t be rigid and stick to what you’ve always done before; old tricks just might not work. Do […]

A Case of TMI (Too Much Information)

Cyber-introductions can be a time-efficient and effective way to bring two people together and start the networking ball rolling. When you are on the receiving end of a cyber introduction follow these simple guidelines: Don’t ignore it. Sounds crazy but there are folks that are on the receiving end of an introduction and do not […]

Consultation or Sales Call? You Be The Judge.

For any salesperson, the objective of a sales call is to uncover a prospect’s needs, present a solution, and offer products or services if there is potential synchronicity. Many salespeople, however, disguise their request for a sales call, referring to it as a “consultation” instead, as if there is something seedy about meeting with a […]

My Overwhelmingly Depressing and Totally Exasperating Experience as a Prospect

My overwhelmingly depressing and totally exasperating experience as a prospect happened yesterday when I had the opportunity to be on the other side of the table from where I usually sit as the “sales trainer.” This particular sale attempt was being conducted over the phone and since I often train these skills it was an […]

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Time Is On Your Side

I’m sure you’re aware that we are counting down to the end of 2017. Sure there is still time to pull through some new business and perhaps up-sell some of your existing clients but for the most part things will start winding down soon enough. By now you should be able to assess whether or […]

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